This week he spent the day at Buckfast Abbey, a favourite haunt of ours anyway. He met a monk. These are the observations about the encounter that he wrote in his workbook that made me giggle.
'Use this space to write down anything about the talk you may want to remember later.'
They eat soup everyday
'Were there things about monastic life which came as a surprise to you?
They eat soup everyday.
A couple of evenings ago we had a lovely time recreating part of a trip that Lou'd been on a couple of weeks ago. They'd followed the course of the River Lemon, which creates one of the boundaries to our campsite. After a beans on toast tea Louis told me that he was going to take me to its source, just to the east of Haytor. What a lovely idea! We scrabbled about in the undergrowth for a while following a stream and then came to the patch of lush bog land that you can see above. From there emanating a gurgling sound. The source! And here's Louis at a spot that the boys had dammed earlier. I was so surprised at how the water course had widened just a few yards down.